Chapter 10.28
FIRE REGULATIONS

Sections:

10.28.010    Obedience to police and fire department officials.

10.28.020    Fire zone existence.

10.28.030    Removal of obstructions.

10.28.040    Traffic operation.

10.28.050    Fire zone entry.

10.28.060    Fire lines established.

10.28.070    Commandeering private vehicles.

10.28.080    Barricading hazardous area.

10.28.090    Statutes adopted by reference.

10.28.010 Obedience to police and fire department officials.

No person shall willfully fail or refuse to comply with any lawful order or direction of a police officer or fire department official. (Ord. 451 § 1, 1978).

10.28.020 Fire zone existence.

A fire zone shall remain in existence about the scene of every fire until such time as the fire chief, or his/her authorized agent, shall declare the emergency terminated. (Ord. 06C-06 § 2; Ord. 451 § 1, 1978).

10.28.030 Removal of obstructions.

Commanding officers at a fire shall have authority to remove obstructions to the extinguishment of fire from the fire zone. (Ord. 451 § 1, 1978).

10.28.040 Traffic operation.

All traffic, including vehicular and pedestrian, within a fire zone, shall stop in a safe place, and it is unlawful for any person to move, operate or start to move or operate any vehicle, except upon orders of the fire chief or his/her authorized agents. (Ord. 06C-06 § 2; Ord. 451 § 1, 1978).

10.28.050 Fire zone entry.

It is unlawful to enter a fire zone or to stop, stand or park in such a manner as to hinder the apparatus of the fire department in entering or leaving any fire zone. (Ord. 451 § 1, 1978).

10.28.060 Fire lines established.

During any emergency requiring the services of the fire department, the fire chief or his/her authorized agent is authorized to establish fire lines of a public street or private property by roping off the same, or by stationing a fireman in uniform, or a police officer to direct traffic, and it is unlawful for any person to disregard or fail to obey the orders of said fireman or police officer, or to run over said rope or to operate any vehicle inside fire lines. (Ord. 06C-06 § 2; Ord. 451 § 1, 1978).

10.28.070 Commandeering private vehicles.

It is unlawful for the fire chief or his/her authorized agents to require the aid of the operator of any vehicle in drawing or conveying any apparatus, equipment or tools of the fire department to a fire. (Ord. 06C-06 § 2; Ord. 451 § 1, 1978).

10.28.080 Barricading hazardous area.

The fire chief or his/her authorized agent shall, when the walls of a burned building are unsafe or in such condition as to endanger traffic on public streets, or when any pole, chimney, spire, steeple, electric wire or other thing or object endangers human life or property in the public streets, may rope, fence or wall off parts of public streets and private property adjacent thereto, and place suitable signs about same, and/or lights at night, and it is unlawful for any person to remove, mutilate, tear down or otherwise damage any sign, fence, wall or rope, or to walk, or to drive, operate or move any vehicle inside said lines, fences or walls. (Ord. 06C-06 § 2; Ord. 451 § 1, 1978).

10.28.090 Statutes adopted by reference.

The following state statutes are adopted by reference:

RCW

46.61.635    Following fire apparatus prohibited.

46.61.640    Crossing fire hose.

(Ord. 451 § 1, 1978).